Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We join in Honoring the Pearl Harbor Veteran Survivors during their 75th Anniversary through Quilts of Valor

Our East Central IL QOV Group recently volunteered to assist in finishing a QOV quilt top originally created by the Quilts of Valor Stars Group, by adding a border, quilting/binding/labeling and shipping the completed Quilt of Valor to assist one of our fellow Group Leaders, Laura from Texas.

Laura will soon be travelling to Hawaii with her husband, to celebrate their wedding anniversary and while there, to also join in part of the ceremonies honoring those Pearl Harbor/WW II Veterans, including awarding several of those survivors from ALL over the United States, Quilts of Valor.

This stunning Quilt of Valor quilt top recently quilted and coming off the frame:

QOV Stars Group quilt coming off the quilt frame

Close-up of the firecracker quilting w/Gold thread:

Gold thread used to quilt this gorgeous quilt

Once quilted, it's time for binding:

Using the same gold thread to stitch binding in place with decorative stitch

Finishing up binding this gorgeous Quilt of Valor

Labels attached, ready to ship:


Quilt labels in place


All ready to ship!

We included our personal letter to our QOV Award Recipient - in this case, a WW II Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, and Thanked them for their Sacrifice and Service to our Country.

It's been quilted and shipped.  Let's hope and pray it arrives safe & sound and just in time to accompany Laura to Pearl Harbor for the 75th Anniversary!


Safe Trip, Laura...

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful for our Service Members and Veterans - QOVs that will soon Honor Them...

As our Thanksgiving Holiday fast approaches, we are reminded once again, of ALL we have to be thankful for - including our Service Members and Veterans who continue to sacrifice for those of us who remain with our families and friends, while our freedoms are being protected and defended.

Thank You to ALL our Service Members and Veterans, and their families, for the sacrifices they continue to make for ours.

To show our eternal thanks, we diligently continue to create Quilts of Valor to honor those who serve and sacrifice for our country.  The following are our latest QOV quilt top finishes - ready to be quilted and ultimately awarded to a Service Member or Veteran:

Veteran's Star Challenge
This patriotic quilt top was a challenge by the Quilts of Valor Stars Group to create the Patriotic Star blocks and turn into a unique QOV.  We think we accomplished that goal - we even included some patriotic embroidery blocks to go with:

Rockets RED Glare embroidery block

QOV Panel Challenge

Our latest two Patriotic Mystery quilt tops that will soon be quilted into Quilts of Valor:

Patriotic Mystery #1 - soon to be quilted into a QOV

And the second - the same Patriotic Mystery with a twist:

Mystery #2 - our version on this neat Patriotic Mystery

We were honored to be asked to quilt the following two Quilts of Valor for a fellow East Central IL QOV Group Leader.  Such wonderfully created QOVs, both quilted out beautifully:

Appliqued Star QOV

Eagle Flag QOV

We have one amazing QOV left to quilt for this talented group of quilters.  Once it's complete, we'll post updates w/pics to this post.


Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday with Family & Friends,

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


              

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Veteran's Day Tribute - Thank YOU.

In Memory of Those Who Have Fallen:


Thank YOU for your Sacrifice and Service to our Country


Our Very Best to Each and Every Veteran, Service Member and their families.

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”